When we went to Quebec, the thing I remember most was seeing the Blue Heelers lying on top of the Belgian carriage horses in old Quebec City. Always makes me smile.
Yet that being said, we see a lot of these dogs go through rescue. There are currently 3,005 available listed on Petfinder. They require a lot of work, are high energy and high maintenance dogs ... just like any other herding breed. And, just like any other herding breed, will entertain themselves if you don't "do it" for them.
This is Lainey. She is estimated to be 3 or 4 years old. She is currently in a foster home with 8 children and doing well there. Lainey is located in Temperance, MI. If you can offer Lainey a home, contact The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) and Heeler Rescue of Michigan
(See her sticking out her tongue? - haha)